Located in Lancashire on the banks of the River Tawd, Skelmersdale - or Skem as it is called by locals - is a residential town that forms part of Wigan’s urban outskirts. The town is home to the impressive Concourse Shopping Centre, which is a sign of the development it has undergone over recent years. There are also many reminders of the area’s rich history in and around the town, such as St. Paul’s Church and Skelmersdale War Memorial. This is a multi-ethnic town which also boasts diverse culture, which adds to its character and overall appeal.
Skelmersdale has a number of serviced offices in the area that are home to businesses such as building & construction firms, building material suppliers, courier and messenger services. There are a number of companies that manufacture industrial equipment based here as well as website design firms and landscape artists. Companies like Asda, P&G and Walkers have a presence in the area while Turtle Wax also has its manufacturing centre and headquarters near the town. Frederick’s Dairies, which manufacturers ice cream for Cadbury, also has its manufacturing facility in Skelmersdale.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The town offers a number of entertainment venues including The Rose Theatre, a hub for theatre-addicts, which is within easy reach of the town. The Citadel is a major live-music venue while the Odeon cinema caters for movie-fans with the latest blockbusters. When eating out in Skelmersdale, you can choose between local cuisine and more exotic dishes. There is local British food on offer at The Starr Inn and at Lovels Bar & Grill at the Holland Hall Hotel. For those who want something a little different, The Coach House serves up delicious Mediterranean cuisine.
Skelmersdale provides convenient road link access for drivers and those using overground transportation. The M58 and M6 run through the town while the A570 and A577 are also major roads near Skelmersdale. The closest railway station is Upholland Railway Station, which links the town to the Wigan Wallgate-Kirkby line. The nearest air-link to the town comes from Liverpool John Lennon Airport although Manchester Airport is also within easy reach.